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Must increase budget to reduce out-of-pocket health expenditures

Must increase budget to reduce out-of-pocket health expenditures

-Participants in discussion on the health budget Current Health Expenditure in Bangladesh as a share of its GDP is just 2.5 percent, and this ratio is lowest in South Asia. Due to lower government allocations for the health sector, the country's out-of-pocket health expenditure remains high....

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The tobacco control law amendment will be supported whole-heartedly

The tobacco control law amendment will be supported whole-heartedly

Honorable Minister for the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting- Dr. Hasan Mahmud has said that the government has initiated further strengthening of the tobacco control law to realize the honorable Prime Minister’s vision of ‘Tobacco Free Bangladesh’ by 2040. He thanked the Ministry of Health...

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Unnayan Shamannay Signed a MoU with City Bank

Unnayan Shamannay Signed a MoU with City Bank

A Memorandum of Understanding between the City Bank Ltd. and Unnayan Shamannay has been signed on 15 November 2022. The MoU signing ceremony, held at the City Banlk Ltd. head office (Gulshan, Dhaka), marks the formal initiation of the "Knowledge Partnership for Research, Innovation, and Human...

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Message from Chairperson

Unnayan Shamannay has been in operation for more than 25 years. Its major strength is participatory research and advocacy. It works for climate-friendly inclusive sustainable development deriving its strength from the fighting spirit embedded in our society, culture, and history. We think Bangladesh is destined to become a developed country within a couple of decades.

Dr. Atiur Rahman

Chairperson, Unnayan Shamannay

Dr. Atiur Rahman, Chair

What We Do

Social Science Research

Effectively and efficiently applying both qualitative and quantitative research techniques in evaluating development projects, market research, stakeholder analysis, political economy analysis, impact assessment.

Network Building

Along with organizing advocacy events such as seminars, exchange with the mass media professionals, participatory workshops, one-to-one interviews, focus group discussions etc.



Focuses on effectively communicating the research outcomes through carefully designed evidence-based advocacy campaigns at sub-national and national level.

February Update

Bangladesh’s macroeconomic overviews for the month of February is illustrated here. It provides a summary of position of the key economic indicators for Bangladesh, such as inflation rate, export, import, manpower export, balance of trade, and private credit growth etc. These indicators can give insights into the health and performance of the economy. To provide macroeconomic updates, Unnayan Shamannay may use a variety of data sources, including official government statistics, data from international organizations such as the World Bank and the IMF, and other reputable sources. They may also conduct their own research and analysis to provide insights into the economic situation in Bangladesh. Unnayan Shamannay’s macroeconomic updates can be a valuable resource for those who are interested in tracking the performance of the Bangladesh economy and staying up-to-date on key economic trends and policy developments.

UnSy February Update 2023

Latest Policy Brief

10 Years of MFS in Bangladesh: Post-COVID Field Realities (in Bangla)

Reviewing Health Sector Allocation: Budget 2022-23

Policy Brief: Strengthening Cigarette and Tobacco Uses Control Law (in Bangla)

Review of taxes on tobacco products for FY 2022-23 (in Bangla)

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The purpose of Shamunnay is to be a catalyst for the innovative and indigenous approach of development, well being of the people or groups such as women, children, poor and marginalised groups, vulnerable, physically and mentally challenged through human approach.

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